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Spring Commencement


Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Join us Friday, May 15 at 6:00PM as 249 degrees and certificates are awarded. The ceremony will be held in the Gymnasium of the William H. Forrence Center on Clinton's campus.

The annual Spring Commencement will take place at Clinton Community College with 241 students eligible for graduation and 249 total Degrees and Certificates being awarded. 53 students will be graduating summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude; 34 are Phi Theta Kappa honor society members, and 10 are Clinton County Presidential Scholars.


Class of 2015 Valedictorian and student speaker is Gwendolyn E. Mongeon, from Colchester, Vermont. Gwendolyn will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science. Gwendolyn came to Clinton as a Presidential Scholar and has held a 4.0 GPA since her first semester. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two Year Colleges, and held positions of Treasurer and Vice President for the College’s Chapter. Gwendolyn will be starting at Champlain College in Burlington, VT this fall, studying Communication with a focus on Journalism.


Salutatorian is William Dodge from Chatham, New York. William will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy and Turbine Technology. Before beginning at Clinton in 2013, he served in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in 2008-2009, and was assigned to help communities in New Orleans and Galveston, as well as a post in the Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado to work with the National Forest Service. While at Clinton, Will was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two Year Colleges, and received Certificates of Academic Achievement for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in his field of study in both 2014 and 2015. Will plans to pursue a career in the wind energy field.


Three Clinton faculty/staff members will be presented with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.


The ceremony is open to the public.